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PopLives #73: Rex Ryan

Every week this Q&A finds out what interesting people in music, film, fashion, theatre, literature, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

Thu, Aug 7, 2014, 14:27


Over the next while, the PopLives Q&A will be looking at people who make The Fringe happen. First up, the actor, Rex Ryan.

What are you reading?
Just finished ‘Hitch 22’ by Christopher Hitchens.

Last film you saw and your verdict?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Outstanding

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
A gig by two of my friends with original music – enjoyed it.

Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
The Price by Arthur Miller at The Gate – excellent.

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict? 
The Chester Beatty Library. Some very interesting and beautiful books/artifacts.

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
Possibly a nerdy gamer mag.

What are your most clicked bookmarks? 
My email (boring).

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme? 
I used to listen to Howard Stern a bit which was never dull. My friend Aonghus Og McAnally does an interesting Irish Theatre podcast which I enjoyed.

Give us a tip for 2014…
I was once told by someone I respected to “never be sure about anything” – I like that advice.

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Richard Dawkins reactions.

What song should we listen to right now?
‘The Rain Song’ by Led Zeppelin
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Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Breaking Bad

Which app do you use the most?

Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?
Video Games, rarely these days, with the honourable exception of the Metal Gear series (Metal Gear Solid 4).

What was the last country you visited and what were you doing there?
U.S.A. – Holiday/exploring

If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
The National Theatre in London. I watched their Othello screening and I need to see more of the theatre they produce after seeing that.

And finally, if you check out one show in the Fringe (apart from your own) make it…
Sure go check out Monkey Backstage’s mime show ‘How to Build Your First Robot’ in Smock Alley. I hear it’s good.

Rex Ryan stars in The Gonzo Theatre’s latest show PILGRIM which runs at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014 – Bookings & Further info: FringeFest.com

Previously on PopLives: Charlene Lydon, Avril StanleyMary NallyColm Mac Con IomaireAnna RodgersTara FlynnJohn ButlerDon WycherleyMaserRubberbanditsJames WolfSinead GleesonOlwen FouéréLe GalaxieCian O’BrienCian Ó CiobhainKatie HollyElaine MaiAisling FarinellaBrendan CantyMelanie MorrisTaylor MacTemper-Mental MissElayenousFez Fa’ananaChris JudgeXnthonyDavid MullaneJo ManganDerek O’ConnorBeardymanLynnette MoranRob DelaneyJulie Chance,  Conor O’BrienNial ConlanWallis BirdAdrian CrowleyTegan QuinEllie MacnamaraSteve RyanMumblin Deaf RoRick O’SheaGrace DyasMark O’HalloranAmy ConroyLouise McSharryMaeve HigginsRay YeatesNialler9Jeanie FinlayKevin BarryBrigie De CourcyJohn ScottWillie WhiteNiall MuckianPhil BoyleAngela DorganRoise GoanJoshua GordonMick MinogueEilis BoyleAnnie MacBen FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.